secret to growing good sized beets?
I love to grow beets, but can never seem to get a decent sized crop. My crop from 2011 turned out pretty good. But the years before and the years after have yielded really small beets. I've tried spring sowings and fall sowings. Even tried over-wintering last year. I get a lot of good sized leaves, but the beet itself is too small...about the size of a Ping-Pong ball or smaller. I grow the beets in a raised bed and every time I pull them I notice nice long roots. What am I missing? Any suggestions on what to do differently come next spring?